Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship

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Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship

AY2015 Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship

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Karin Grunebaum Faculty Research Fellowships

The goal of the Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation is to support junior Harvard Medical School physician-scientist faculty members engaged in cancer research in the early stages of their career development.

The Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation will fund a Harvard Medical School physician-scientist faculty member in a clinical department in the first 5 years of his/her faculty appointment in basic or translational cancer research in an amount of $40,000 (total costs) for a period of one year. Applications for a second year extension will be considered. Faculty members who already have R01 NIH or comparable funding are not eligible to apply. The intent of the Grunebaum Foundation is to provide support, at a critical juncture, to a faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to an academic career in cancer research. A Commitment by the department chair to the applicant’s career development is expected. The faculty member to be funded by the Grunebaum Foundation will be selected annually by a Harvard Medical School faculty committee in consultation with one or more Trustees of the Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation. The Grunebaum Foundation stipulates that not more than 10% of this $40,000 faculty award will be charged to Facilities and Administration.

Recipients shall be known as Karin Grunebaum Faculty Research Fellows and will meet with the Trustees of the Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation both at the start of their Fellowship and at its conclusion to provide the Trustees with oral presentations on the status of their research. Each Fellow will also be required to submit a written final report summarizing her/his research at the conclusion of the Fellowship. All research that results in publication shall credit the Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation. Periodic blog and newsletter updates will also be requested during the Fellowship.

Upon request, the Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation will also provide up to $1,500 for the selected faculty member to travel to scientific meetings related to their research.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their personal commitment to a career as a physician-scientist, a summary (not to exceed three pages) of their proposed research project, and a curriculum vitae. In addition, the applicant’s proposed research mentor(s) and department chairperson should provide letters of support. Applications should be sent to Betty Carbunari in the Office of the Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs (betty_carbunari@hms.harvard.edu) and are due by April 1, 2014 for the academic year beginning in July 2014.

More information about the Foundation can be found at www.grunebaumfoundation.org.

Announcement of the results of the selection process will be made by June 14, 2014.

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